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Issues and Ideas is a show that features a wide variety of voices sharing their thoughts and perspectives about local people, issues and events on the Central Coast. You might hear a policy maker discussing new regulation, an artist sharing his creative process, an entrepreneur exploring sustainable business practices, or an author talking about her latest book. Regular contributors and segments include: travel correspondent Tom Wilmer's Journeys of Discovery , Father Ian Delinger's Playing ...
 
The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many social services, treatments and programs available - why are we all still struggling in so many ways?
 
Central Coast Voices addresses the many ramifications of change and how today's choices will affect tomorrow's community. This program is an extension and production of "Action for Healthy Communities" an organization committed to identifying and carrying out projects that will improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County. The show's topics and guests focus on raising public awareness through credible and valid information about local and regional concerns such as health care access ...
 
Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verbs—people, places, things, and action—everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic. His feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrat ...
 
“Ears On Art” was previously broadcast as a part of Issues & Ideas , and is now an archived program with episodes available below . It began in earnest on April 1, 1999 with a half hour a month broadcast. In the beginning there were four hosts: Bill Beeson, Karen Kile, Gail Johnson, and me, Crissa Hewitt. Our aim was to create a magazine format with at least three segments. Bill opened the program with a commentary based on the show’s theme. Gail closed the show with a five-minute arts calen ...
 
This show covers all aspects of health & wellness and personal development. From managing stress to the power of a good night's sleep. Find out how good oral hygiene can support a healthy body and about the impact your thoughts and emotions have on your overall well being. You'll also hear about essential oils, anti-aging techniques, mindfulness, natural remedies, and reducing toxins in your environment. This podcast will help you go from merely living to thriving! The show is hosted by Lisa ...
 
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Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from U.S. Army Reserve Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County for a conversation with Commander Colonel Charles Bell. Bell shares recollections of his accomplishments and challenges at Fort Hunter Liggett as Garrison Commander for the past 24 months. He also shares insights about his new assignment in Salt …
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from U.S. Army Reserve Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County for a conversation with Commander Colonel Charles Bell. Bell shares recollections of his accomplishments and challenges at Fort Hunter Liggett as Garrison Commander for the past 24 months. He also shares insights about his new assignment in Salt …
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Eric Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust . Jacobson talks about the last major battle of the Civil War, The Battle of Franklin in Middle Tennessee, November 30, 1864. He also shares insights about the complex legacy of the Civil War—from advances in medicine to the advent of the KKK. How the 1915 Holly…
 
For many couples, talking about the intimacy in their relationships can be challenging — which can lead to feelings of disconnect, isolation, frustration and disappointment. In this week's Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, host Elizabeth Barrett and Ian Kerner, sex therapist and New York Times best selling author, talk about his writing, r…
 
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Spa at Leipers Fork , Tennessee for a visit with owner, Lisa Crary. In addition to operating the popular spa, Ms. Crary is also the CEO of Sanitas Skincare Corporation based in Boulder, Colorado. Of course Ms. Crary’s eco-friendly, dye-free skincare products are featured at the Leipers Fork Spa, as well as spas …
 
The Central Coast Queer Archive Project collects oral and video histories of the local LGBTQ community and you’ll hear about the current state of the project. The EPA has awarded the Santa Barbara City College Foundation a grant for a project that will connect students and residents to a network of edible gardens. You’ll hear from local experts abo…
 
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with historian/docent Lynn Weaver at the circa-1820s birthplace home of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama . Discover fascinating insights about Ms. Keller, her relationship with her mentor Annie Sullivan, her friendship with Alexander Graham Bell, and how she challenged the service group Lions Internationa…
 
Kathy and Michael Dumont operate the historic Commodore Hotel in downtown Linden, Tennessee. In addition to live music every week, they take guests on fascinating Kayak trips down the Buffalo River. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he visits with Mike Dumont followed by a visit with two Tennessee musicians, The Professor and The Bull , who regularl…
 
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in southern Monterey County is on target to reach their goal of Net-Zero energy resiliency to critical facilities by 2022 via a new micro-grid. Hunter Liggett is slated to become the first U.S. Army installation in America capable of generating and distributing electricity off-grid for a minimum of 14 days acr…
 
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in southern Monterey County is on target to reach their goal of Net-Zero energy resiliency to critical facilities by 2022 via a new micro-grid. Hunter Liggett is slated to become the first U.S. Army installation in America capable of generating and distributing electricity off-grid for a minimum of 14 days acr…
 
The Central Coast Economic Recovery Initiative (ERI) is a set of policy concepts, program ideas, and proposals to stimulate post-pandemic economic recovery and long-term vitality on the Central Coast, focusing on housing, clean energy, and infrastructure investment. Community members and stakeholders are encouraged to provide input on goals and obj…
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Mackenzie Jo Cottles, marketing coordinator at the Shoals Economic Development Authority based in Florence, Alabama. Ms. Cottles shares insights about the Shoals region, its affordable real estate prices where $150,00 buys a cool three-bedroom, two-bath home. She also talks about the area's activity attractions,…
 
Rob Carnegie, president & CEO Visit Florence Alabama takes us on an audio tour of the legendary Shoals Region that includes the towns of Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals. The Shoals abounds with amazing destinations such as an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home, trend-setting cuisine, world-renowned fashion designers, and historic places to stay.…
 
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a most insightful conversation with Chanin at her combination showroom and School of Making in Florence, Alabama. For NYC fashion legend Natalie Chanin , it was a fruitless hunt for a NYC embroidery company willing to work on her hand-sewn designer t-shirt projects that spurred her to move back home to Florence, Al…
 
Victims of crime can suffer from secondary and ongoing trauma during the legal process when they are asked to continuously recount their stories, undergo invasive examinations and have their own behaviors scrutinized and questioned. The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCLVI) is a nonprofit legal education and advocacy organization based at Lew…
 
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Florence, Alabama where he visits with legendary fashion designer Billy Reid as he shares tales from his incredible life journey. Reid is one of only four American fashion designers who have won three or more Council of Fashion Designers or America’s prestigious CFDA Awards.…
 
A visit with the United States Marine Corps Historian Mike Miller at the National Museum of the United States Marine Corps located in Triangle, Virginia, adjacent to Quantico Marina Corps base. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future.By Tom Wilmer
 
The J.C. Newman Cigar Company , founded in 1895 in Tampa , Florida is the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in America. Come along and join Bobby Newman at the family’s 110 year-old cigar factory in the heart of Ybor City. Bobby shares fascinating insights about the Newman family’s 126-year history of making cigars and how to properly savor a…
 
What are Adverse Childhood Experiences , or ACEs? They are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood, and studies show are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and even substance use problems in adulthood. ACEs are common. Adults surveyed report at least 60% of adults have experienced at least one type of ACE, and nearly 1 …
 
Tampa, Florida offers locals and visitors alike a rich and diverse culinary and coffee cultural scene. In our quest to discovery just why the foodie scene is raging in Tampa, associate producer Jennifer Simonson and producer Tom Wilmer visit with chef Ferrell Alvarez at the Rooster & the Till restaurant in the up-and-coming Seminole Heights neighbo…
 
Vū Studio is a cutting-edge, trendsetting 30,000 square foot virtual video production studio located in Tampa, FL. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer and associate producer Jennifer Simonson for a conversation with three-time Emmy award-winning director and Vū CEO Tim Moore . Moore shares fascinating insights about his virtual video production studio, e…
 
What starts out as a curiosity can become a passion and then on some occasions — a vocation. An artist’s professional life often finds them before they realize they have a gift. That’s the beginning of the story of touring musician, composer and producer Mike Blankenship. Host Elizabeth Barrett welcomes Blankenship for a conversation with this extr…
 
The Lions Eye Institute , located in a repurposed historic cigar factory in Tampa Florida ’s Ybor City, is the world’s first and only combined eye bank and ocular research center. Join correspondents Tom Wilmer and Jennifer Simonson for an insightful conversation with Jason Woody, President and CEO of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Rese…
 
On this edition of Issues & ideas, you’ll hear about the UC Santa Barbara marine scientists who are currently on an international expedition to help them understand how the ocean will respond to climate change. The western monarch butterfly’s population has declined 99% percent since the 1980s, but you can learn to help them recover in your own gar…
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Mike Coldani at his Lodi, California ranch, where he and his family farm more than 1,000 acres and produce award-winning, organically-grown olive oil . Coldani talks about “learn-by-doing” lessons acquired while majoring in agriculture at San Luis Obispo's Cal Poly State University—insights and connections that …
 
Stalking is a terrifying and complicated crime to address and navigate, however it is often minimized in our society. Media portrayals of stalking are often deeply problematic and lead to misconceptions being perpetuated further. In California State University Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) recent Campus Survey on Sexual Violence, 18% of r…
 
Tampa, Florida is in the midst of an urban core renaissance. Come along and join the conversation with Dave Bevirt, Executive Vice President of Corporate Leasing with Strategic Property Partners and correspondent Jennifer Simonson to learn about the incredible downtown, Water Street Tampa project.By Tom Wilmer
 
Correspondent Jennifer Simonson takes us inside Florida’s oldest restaurant. Simonson visits with Andrea Gonzmart, the great, great granddaughter of Ybor City’s iconic Columbia Restaurant 's founder . The family patriarch was a Cuban immigrant who opened the restaurant in 1903 to feed the cigar rollers on their way to and from work. Come along with…
 
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